110 episodes

Each week on the Kirkwood Public Library Podcast, hosts Jigisha Patel & Ryan Drinkard delve into in depth conversations with bestselling authors, provides book and film recommendations, engage in lively conversation, and so much more! Our librarian hosts of the KPL Podcast bring their love of reading and lifelong learning directly to their listeners.

KPL Podcast Ryan Drinkard and Jigisha Patel

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Each week on the Kirkwood Public Library Podcast, hosts Jigisha Patel & Ryan Drinkard delve into in depth conversations with bestselling authors, provides book and film recommendations, engage in lively conversation, and so much more! Our librarian hosts of the KPL Podcast bring their love of reading and lifelong learning directly to their listeners.

    KPL Podcast January 2022 Week 2 with Special Guest Danielle Friedman

    KPL Podcast January 2022 Week 2 with Special Guest Danielle Friedman

    Author Danielle Friedman gives a glimpse into her new book, Let's Get Physical. A captivating narrative that explores the untold history of women's exercise culture--from jogging and Jazzercise to Jane Fonda.   Then Jigisha and Ryan discuss new year's resolutions and recommend books that help improve our lives.

    1. Come Fly the World by Julia Cooke
    2. The High 5 Habit by Mel Robbins
    3. Kindness and Wonder by Gavin Edwards
    4. Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

    • 40 min
    KPL Podcast January 2022 Week 1 with Special Guest Jean Chen Ho

    KPL Podcast January 2022 Week 1 with Special Guest Jean Chen Ho

    Debut author Jean Chen Ho kicks off the KPL Podcast's fourth year with a warm and witty conversation about her book, Fiona and Jane. Then Jigisha and Ryan discuss what upcoming titles have them most excited about. Then a bonus guest! We get visited by the winning artist of our Library Card Kids Contest! All this and much more on the first KPL Podcast episode of 2022!
    Recommendations:
    Intimacies by Katie Kitamura
    Dr Strange
    Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict

    • 38 min
    KPL Podcast December 2021 Week 4 Holiday Special Alone in the Library

    KPL Podcast December 2021 Week 4 Holiday Special Alone in the Library

    This holiday season two runaway kids will have to protect their Kirkwood Public Library from two bungling crooks. It's KPL Podcast's annual holiday play, Alone in the Library! Starring Kayla as the Inquisitive kid, Mel as the burglar, Christa as Christa the Library Director and introducing Ryan desperately trying to be Joe Pesci. This holiday, books will be read and hot tech featured in Alone in the Library! A Jigisha Dickinson production! 

    • 13 min
    KPL Podcast December 2021 Week 3 with Special Guests Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson

    KPL Podcast December 2021 Week 3 with Special Guests Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson

    Scientists and podcasters Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson beam into the KPL Podcast for an episode both entertaining and educational. Jigisha discusses their latest release Frequently Asked Questions about the Universe. Then Jigisha and Ryan attempt to answer less frequently asked questions sent to libraries over the years. All this and much more on the KPL Podcast!

    The Land of Stores by Chris Colfer
    Promised Land by Barack Obama
    Inhibitor Phase by Alastair Reynolds
    Eleanor Wonders Why
    Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers by The New York Public Library

    • 39 min
    KPL Podcast December 2021 Week 2 with Special Guest SJ Sindu

    KPL Podcast December 2021 Week 2 with Special Guest SJ Sindu

    Award-winning novelist SJ Sindu visits this week on the KPL Podcast! We will be discussing her thought provoking newest release Blue Skinned Gods. Then Jigisha and Ryan bid adieu to the year with a look back at some of their favorite books of 2021. All this and more on the KPL Podcast!
    1. Bewilderness by Karen Tucker
    2. Wave Forms and Doom Scrolls by Daniel Scott Tysdale
    3. Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
    4. Quiet in her Bones by Nalini Singh
    5. Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
    6. The Personal Librarian by Victoria Christopher Murray and Marie Benedict
    7. The Twilight Zone by Nona Hernandez

    • 36 min
    KPL Podcast December 2021 Week 1 with Special Guest Rebecca Schwarzlose

    KPL Podcast December 2021 Week 1 with Special Guest Rebecca Schwarzlose

    Neuroscientist Rebecca Schwarzlose drops in for an episode that is equal parts engrossingly fascinating and ridiculously silly on the KPL Podcast! First up we will be chatting about her book Brainscapes: The warped, wondrous maps written in your brain and how they guide you. Speaking of brains, afterwards Ryan and Jigisha share some of their favorite books and movies featuring those grey matter munching zombies. All this and more on a very special KPL Podcast.
    Recommendations
    1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    2. Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are? by Jennifer Groh
    3. New Mind Readers by Russell Poldrack
    4. Train to Busan
    5. Night of the Living Deb 
    6. iZombie by Chris Roberson
    7. I am Legend
    8. Zombieland

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Emma Benner ,

Such a fun podcast!!

Enjoyed hearing from author Eileen. What a fun podcast- highly recommend!!!

Stl Shopper ,

Nifty!

Love this podcast. Great way to learn all the great things our library does.

Kadiatu ,

Great Podcast

Jigisha and Ryan does an entertaining job of bringing reviews and explaining the services of KPL. A must listen!

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